coordinating authority


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coordinating authority

A commander or individual assigned responsibility forcoordinating specific functions or activities involving forces oftwo or more Military Departments, two or more joint force components, or two or more forces of the same Service. The commander or individual has the authority to require consultation between the agencies involved, but does not have the authority to compel agreement. In the event that essential agreement cannot be obtained, the matter shall be referred to the appointing authority. Coordinating authority is a consultation relationship, not an authority through which command may be exercised. Coordinating authority is more applicable to planning and similar activities than to operations.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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